3D Printing Tissues and Organs Just Got Faster

Machine Design | April 23, 2019

3D Printing Tissues and Organs Just Got Faster
More than 113,000 people are on the U.S. transplant list. A shortage of donors means about 20 of those people die every day waiting for organs, according to the U.S. Dept. of Health. But this could change, thanks to researchers at UC Berkeley, who have developed a device with the potential to 3D print living tissue, bone, blood vessels, and even entire organs on demand.
Currently, two major hurdles stand in the way of organ printing. Living cells and functioning organs require specialized temperature and chemical conditions to survive, so cells deteriorate during 3D printing because the process is too slow. And even if an organ gets printed, transporting it requires safe storage which is not as developed as it could be.

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